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RABBI JOSEPH’S FUNERAL WAS RIOTED

On July 30, 1902: Anti-Jewish bigots rioted the funeral of a beloved Jewish spiritual leader, Rabbi Jacob Joseph who had died two days earlier. Joseph served as Chief Rabbi of New York City’s Association of American Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, a federation of Eastern European Jewish synagogues. The rabbi’s funeral was one of the largest in New York’s history, attended by more than 50,000.

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FRANK STALLONE

On July 30, 1950: Actor and musician Frank Stallone, Jr. was born in NYC. Stallone has worked as a singer in the great tradition of American big band jazz and popular music, in a vocal style similar to that Frank Sinatra. Little Stallone is most known for his song “Far From Over,” which he wrote and performed for the 1983 hit film Staying Alive. The song was nominated for both a Golden Globe and a Grammy.

THE GIANTS BROKE AN OBNOXIOUS STREAK

On July 30, 1947: The New York Giants (baseball) beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 after a contentious two-and-a-half-hour game, thereby breaking the Reds’ 16-game win streak. At the time, the manager of the team was Mel Ott, nicknamed ‘Master Melvin’.

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